I sure have become a fan of the “salty” combo, guys. I’m sure many of you know of the fabulous sweet and salty duos already out there.
Salted Caramel chocolates? Give me.
Chocolate covered pretzels? Obviously.
Peanut butter, tomato and sea salt? Don’t knock it till you try it.
But that last one brings me to a question. Do you consider peanut butter salty, sweet, or savory? I can’t figure it out!!
Whatever it is, there is no denying that for some reason peanut butter combines perfectly with not only sweetness and salt, but also spice. So much so that yesterday morning all I could think of was putting peanut butter on my leftover savory and slightly spiced sweet potato pizza crust.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza Crust (check out yesterday for the recipe) + peanut butter + fried egg + berries and apple
And then to get even more sweet and salty action, I craved matching it with a salty fried egg and sweet sweet berries. I dunno man…everything complemented each other so perfectly. Went down as smooth as glass.
No no don’t try that at home!
Without any idea of this weeks’ theme, I did something genius by throwing a chopped apple in with my tuna/avocado salad. The sweetness and crunch was a perfect match for the salty fish.
Romaine + spinach + carrot (sliced with a peeler – so pretty) + apple topped with tuna/avocado salad + whole grain crackers
Tuna/avocado salad: 1 can tuna + 3 tbsp mashed avocado + 3 tbsp greek yogurt + 1/4 tsp garlic powder + 1/4 tsp onion powder + salt to taste
I must have gotten my craving for the peanut butter and spice combination in my breakfast from my current peanut-ty noodle stir fry. As you saw on Monday, I made this big wok up on the weekend to feed me all week (hence why you are seeing it here yet again – tupperware style). I was so impressed with the results. Probably my best noodle dish to date… and it all comes down to pure experimentation and cleaning out the fridge.
If you haven’t made a noodle dish using peanut butter (or peanut flour) as the base for your sauce, you really need to hop on it. Peanut and ginger and spices and salt are meant to be together. Have I said that yet?
Soba noodles + carrot/brocolli/onion/pepper/green onion/peas/edamame + tofu + peanut ginger sauce
But then my favorite. Savory, salty and SWEET. The majority of my evening snacks have been looking something like this lately – more snack plates involving a collection of little things I can graze on, rather than one piece of cake etc. And I’ve been loving having something like chips or popcorn with my non-negotiable chocolate.
Sea Salt Popcorn Chips + Chocolate
Ummm has anyone tried this “Jelly popping candy” chocolate bar from Dairy Milk? It sizzles in your mouth!! #wasnotexpectingthat
And now to celebrate the “Three Ss”, and because I’m just that impressed with my peanut-ty noodle sauce, I’m sharing it with you all. It’s so easy, delicious and light. It’s slightly spicy, slightly salty and slightly sweet. I highly recommend using it on your next noodle dish or stir fry.
Is peanut butter sweet, savory, or salty?
Do you prefer to stick to just one of the “Three “Ss?” Or would you take a bit of all three?